I found a few very pretty dresses for the upcoming summer weddings! The ones above are a little more casual and perfect for a laidback beach or backyard bash.
This polka-dotted number is all about incorporating prints and could totally be worn again in the fall with a cardigan and a pair of tights. This long blue dress looks comfortable and pretty effortless (perfect when on your feet for hours).
I love the cranberry shade of this one-shoulder bridesmaid dress. Gorgeous! And this navy shift is nothing if not classic.
BCBG has the funnest dresses (and yes, I am pretending that’s a word). The faux drop waist is lovely in pale grey and the ruffled dress would be so suited for a romantic and very pink affair.
These full-length dresses are all about formal glam. Stunning!
At this year’s New York International Bridal Week, one of the trends we saw was a move toward more versatility with dress design – reversible, removable straps, etc. Well, clearly Katie of Coralie Beatrix would be ahead of the trendsetting with her easy, effortless, and adaptable pieces that she’s been making since 2010.
Inspired by her love of the casual, easygoing lifestyle of living by the sea, Katie has created an entire collection of bridesmaid (as well as bridal) pieces that can be styled and wrapped into a customized look that is as personal as the woman wearing the dress. Beautiful!
Here comes the bride! Royale Dress, Pearl Necklace, Pearl Earrings, Zinnia Necklace, Zinnia Studs, Charm Glitter Heel, Billie Heels
Kate Spade never ceases to impress with her preppy-inspired polish that always packs a fun punch. Her Spring Campaign has been getting plenty of bloggery buzz lately, which also had me taking note of her stylish selections for wedding wear.
Clean and classic but super fresh, there are any number of combinations that one could create for an entire wedding look. From the bride, to the bridesmaids, to the honeymoon ensemble, Kate’s got you covered!
Lovely look for the bridesmaids. Chandler Romper, Chandelier Earrings, Fiorella Headband, Robin Peep-toes, Bridesmaid Bangle
Sail off in striped style with this honeymoon travel look. Striped Jillian Dress, Sun Stripe Floppy Hat, “Mrs.” Studs, Graceann Sunglasses, Wedding Belles Passport Holder, Bow Bridge Straw Quinn, Cindy Wedge
The Dessy Group
Let’s face it, picking out the bridesmaid dresses can be some pretty treacherous territory. (Honestly, my sister should have thought to ask for assistance when she got married. Not good. Poor girls.) And, you give one quick Google search for bad bridesmaid dresses? Well, let’s hope that history doesn’t repeat itself.
Fortunately, there are plenty of beautiful options around to avoid severing any friendships or family ties. So as we head into the weekend, here’s a small sampling of some lovely offerings that may help you in dreaming up your perfect bridesmaid look while avoiding any nightmarish moments.
Ivy & Aster
Paisley tie and purple shirt: Clayton Austin Love Stories
Chocolate and cappuccino spread favor: Beautiful Day Photography
Blue bridesmaid’s dresses and purple shoes: Jerry Yoon Photography
Ring bearer pillow: Y & E Bridal
Hanging flower decor: The City Cradle
Bride with beautiful bouquet: Jessica’s Country Flowers
I’m not going to lie to you, I love myself a girly ruffle. And it seems to me that there is no better time for pulling out the pretty than right around your wedding. Whether you’re adding a ruffled necklace to your shower outfit, decking your bridesmaids out in these killer peony dresses from Quail Bridal or adding a ruffle-y heel to your wedding dress, it’s a feminine way to let the world know here comes the bride.
Peony bridesmaid dress: Quail Bridal
Ruffle necklace (with DIY instructions!): Ruffles and Stuff
Cake stand: Vessels and Wares
Unicorn heel shoes: ModCloth
Ruffle purse: Piper Lime
Heels with ruffle ankle strap: Coclico
Ruffle bra: Anthropologie
When I got married my bridesmaids were scattered literally across the globe (my sister-in-law was the farthest in Australia) so getting everyone together to go dress shopping was just not an option. I circumvented it by letting everyone choose their own dresses but what if I’d had plans to have everyone in the same dress? It could have been a logistical nightmare of epic proportions! Fortunately, Weddington Way has just arrived on the scene, taking the need for bridal party proximity out of the equation.
The brain child of a pair of friends who have been both brides and bridesmaids, Weddington Way aims to take the stress out of bridesmaid dress hunting by moving the process online.…
I was just doing a little window browsing over at my favorite place to virtually shop, Foley + Corinna, and… I’m sorry to tell you that you guys are going to have to add a little more to your wedding budget to purchase a cute (and short!) reception dress. Because just LOOKIT all these options…
First of all, this one, the Bardot Dress, could even be your freaking wedding dress, if you’re going for that hippie vibe.
This strapless corset dress wants to throw down and dance all night. Extra bonus: fun flippy skirt to, you know, flip around.
Speaking of flippy skirts, this beaded Godot dress has flippiness plus the sparkle-factor. I…